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office entrance makeover

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by IPLOWSNO, Dec 2, 2010.


    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    just got done redoing the office main entrance well i guess the whole building haha

    long story short i have been in this building since i was 20,i am no longer twenty hahaha

    so 10 years ago the owner was my bosssississ dad who originally hired me as a kid.asked me to build a front handicap ramp,

    at first i was hoping pressure treated would of been good enough,but he wanted block,oh goody seeing as i am a carpenter. so i drew a pic and built it , it took 2 months and alot of assbustin labor and tons of concrete for a first time it came out good enough to get paid ,

    if ya look in the middle bay that is the waterfall that i built using the original stair treads to cascade the water down, hell no i wasn't busting that **** out i made it a sarcofagus out of concrete lol work smarter not harder

    so fast forward to 2 months ago, he calls and says design a roof, and can i pull it off before winter, i am an army of none, its just me myself and i when i work so keep that in mind if i use help i point it out, because they usually screw something up haha

    so anyway i drew a pic and sent it to him and he said cool. well the wood i was gonna use
    came in all waney so i made my own beams out of 2x10's time was of the essence,

    this doesnt look anything like the pic i drew btw at first i was gonna do the valance with black roof metal. he said he didn't want metal so i went with wood and did what i felt looked right. first one of these i have built how do i know right hahaha

    well anyway she is almost done,




    i built the entire thing at home, installed it onsite and trimmed it in place after premaking it in advance, it grew 3/8's of an '' on the trip down there hahaha assembling10'off the ground is not as easy as at knee high, remember i am by myself . oh he thinks its too fancy.

    i am gonna drive 18 wheelers or something easier there has got to be easier ways to make a living lol

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    looks dope man
  3. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Looks awesome. Great job Thumbs Up
  4. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    You got skills.
    Nice job.
  5. Dan85

    Dan85 Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    Looks Really Good! Carpentry seems like it's definitely your thing!
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Very nice.
  7. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    To fancy really? It looks great
  8. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Looks very good. Blends great with the brick.
  9. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Doesn't look square. Are you sure you know what you're doing?
  10. skidooer

    skidooer Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    very nice job
  11. SDP Hauling

    SDP Hauling Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    nicely done
  12. PrimoSR

    PrimoSR Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Great work, looks very nice. Cool brick building too.

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    thanks guys very appreciated, and its 3/8's out of square lol i knew a trained eye could see it.

    when glue is drying and your trying to assemble things don't always go as planned.

    but i made it before the snow lol barely i might add, it hit last night hahaha
  14. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Glad you took my comment the right way, just messing with ya :D You did a really nice job! It looks amazazing.

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    really it is hahaha i point out my mistakes its the only way you learn lol its how ya fix them that counts
  16. ddb maine

    ddb maine Senior Member
    Messages: 832

    Another carpenter here. is it an epdm roof? did you pitch it away or towards? how did you flash to the brick? lead? There was a company local to me called Architectural Glazing Technologies, they built an entryway out of glass. It pitches back to the building, the drainage system on it is very interesting.

    too bad on no metal, oxidized copper would have been very nice.
  17. ddb maine

    ddb maine Senior Member
    Messages: 832

    are you on the woodworking forum as well. I think I saw the progression of this at your home.
  18. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Nice job...
    But what's a sarcofagus?
  19. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Very nice work. What are you doing next summer ?
  20. ddb maine

    ddb maine Senior Member
    Messages: 832

    I would assume he is refering to leaving the stairs in place and building on top of them creating a box. A sarcofagus is a decorative tomb, box, casket, displayed above ground.

    He used the existing stair treads to run water down, build the stone up on the two sides. The original stairs were up the front I would assume.